Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

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Senator for Victoria

Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7190
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2010. Re-elected 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 10.5.2012 to 11.11.2013.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Rural Health from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.
  • Minister for Sport from 20.12.2017 to 29.5.2019.
  • Minister for Regional Communications from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.
  • Cabinet Minister from 20.12.2017.
  • Minister for Regional Services, Local Government and Decentralisation from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.
  • Minister for Agriculture from 29.5.2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Appropriations and Staffing from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Privileges from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Publications from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Senators' Interests from 1.9.2016 to 5.2.2018; Privileges from 1.9.2016 to 5.2.2018.
  • Senate Select: School Funding from 12.12.2013 to 3.3.2014; School Funding from 18.3.2014 to 9.7.2014; School Funding Investment from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 1.7.2011 to 1.11.2012; Community Affairs: References from 1.7.2011 to 22.11.2012; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 1.7.2011 to 20.9.2012; Environment and Communications: References from 1.7.2011 to 20.9.2012; Education and Employment: References from 23.8.2011 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: Legislation from 23.8.2011 to 20.9.2012; Community Affairs: Legislation from 22.11.2012 to 11.11.2013; Education and Employment: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 12.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 5.2.2018; Education and Employment: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 17.8.2017 (Chair from 1.9.2016 to 17.8.2016); Education and Employment: References from 1.9.2016 to 17.8.2017; Finance and Public Administration: References from 1.9.2016 to 5.2.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 22.6.2017 to 5.2.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 22.6.2017 to 5.2.2018; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 25.11.2017 to 25.11.2017 (Substitute member from 25.11.2017 to 25.11.2017).
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 12.9.2016 to 6.2.2018; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 12.9.2016; Intelligence and Security from 13.9.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library (formerly Library) from 1.7.2011 to 5.8.2013; Treaties from 12.9.2012 to 5.8.2013; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 2.12.2013 to 3.3.2014; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 12.9.2016 to 5.2.2018.
  • Joint Select: DisabilityCare Australia from 19.6.2013 to 5.8.2013; Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (2015) from 2.12.2013 to 25.6.2015.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014.
  • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Nationals from 7.12.2017.
  • Leader of the Nationals in the Senate from 2.7.2019.
Party positions
  • Junior Vice-President of The Nationals State Branch (Vic.) from 2006 to 2009.
Personal
  • Born 27.12.1969, Alexandra, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BT(Sec) (Deakin University).
  • BAppSc (Deakin University).
  • Secondary mathematics and physical education teacher 2005-09.
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Gippsland Campus, Monash University 2009-10.